Dominica concerned about land degradation

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica concerned about land degradation by: Dominica Vibes News – January 25, 2017 Share Share 414 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Photo credit: Evergreen AgricultureDominica has initiated the process towards to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s call for action on land degradation neutrality.Land degradation neutrality is a clear and straightforward target that responds to the immediate challenge, that is, how do we sustainably intensify the production of food, fuel, and fiber to meet future demand without the further degradation of our finite land resource base.According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the impact of land degradation affects the sustainability of the entire world and so a global effort is needed.Land resources, soil, water and biodiversity, are the foundation upon which societies and economies grow and prosper.“You know land is something that we need to pay attention to; of all the environmental concerns that the United Nations has put out, for us in our condition, we think that we cannot neglect the land. The land, for us, is too important, for [us to] neglect,” director of the Environmental Coordinating Unit, Lloyd Pascal said.Pascal was addressing participants of an inception workshop on national target setting to achieve land degradation neutrality at the Fort Young Hotel on Monday 23 January 2017.“Even [if] you talk about climate change and global warming and all the rains and all the winds and so on, but when it comes down to it, all what we are trying to do is to make life on earth a better situation for everybody,” Pascal added.Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by a combination of human-induced processes acting upon the land. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or undesirable.“Here we are early in the year but we think that it’s just right to do that kind of response to pay some attention to the land; that’s where we get our food, that’s where we get ourwater, that’s where we get life…and that is what gives us all of that strong inspiration to pay attention to what happens to our land,” Pascal stated.United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification says a global commitment to land degradation neutrality would explicitly recognize the unacceptable costs of inaction, which is, continued land degradation as a result of poor management in terms of food and human security, economic development and environmental sustainability. That commitment would trigger much-needed policy responses that address all three dimensions of sustainable development simultaneously.last_img read more

Carlo Ancelotti has ‘special interest’ in midfielder – Everton interest is…

first_imgEverton are interested in Torino midfielder Daniele Baselli, with the 28-year-old of particular interest to manager Carlo Ancelotti. That’s according to Tuttosport, who believe the midfielder could be targeted this summer with the club facing a raid on their top talent.While the likes of Andrea Belotti, Simone Zaza, Salvatore Sirigu and Armando Izzo are likely to be at the top of many club’s lists, several others in the squad could be targeted.Baselli is one oft hem, having enjoyed a solid campaign, making 21 appearances in all competitions and managing four assists in total.Embed from Getty ImagesHe has several suitors, with Everton, Napoli and Lazio all keeping an eye on him according to the newspaper.Everton’s interest stems from manager Carlo Ancelotti, who it is claimed has a ‘special interest‘ in the Brescia born midfielder.Whether the Blues have yet made an approach isn’t mentioned, although the likelihood is that Baselli is simply on a list of potential targets, with it well established Everton are on the hunt for a central midfielder this summer.What’s interesting is that this isn’t the first time Baselli has been linked with a move to Goodison Park, with reports in 2016 indicating they were keen.That was under a completely different managerial team and structure, but perhaps his name has remained on a list, and as fate would have it, Ancelotti is a fan, leading to this new Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more